There are many reasons for why we can become deprived of oxygen in our bodies; namely, our diets and the environment are what affects the oxygen content in the atmosphere. Many symptoms might become apparent such as trouble with memory, digestion issues, depression, body aches, rash decision making, or even circulatory issues can all be attributed to deficient levels of oxygen in the body.
In prehistoric times, it’s been noted by fossilized air bubbles in bed rock that the oxygen content was a rich 38 percent. The downside is that the oxygen content in today’s atmosphere ranges between 15 and 21 percent, which contributes to oxygen deprivation. However, aside from this, a diet of processed foods causes an increase in acid production, which in turn causes a decrease in the capacity of oxygen that red blood cells are able to carry. Processed foods also contain little oxygen content; this causes the body to draw oxygen from other tissue to aid in digestion of these foods which further lowers oxygen levels in the body.
Furthermore, foods with high saturated fat content are not able to be burned as efficiently when people are oxygen deprived. The body’s response to an oxygen deprivation is to store fats instead of using the oxygen resources to burn the fat calories. Therefore, fat accumulation can signal low oxygen levels in the blood. Luckily, there are some things that people can do to help reverse the effects of low oxygen levels.
Exercising helps to bring fresh oxygen into the bloodstream, and there are many different exercises that people can do. Typically, walking, jogging, or performing cardio exercises causes the need for large volumes of air to be breathed in frequently; this in turn helps to raise the oxygen levels in the blood. Along with exercises, drinking a proper amount of water a day also helps to raise the oxygen levels. Because water is made from hydrogen and oxygen, when water is digested, the oxygen molecules are able to be transferred to the blood. Lastly, eating healthier foods that don’t contain high levels of saturated fats or processed foods will help the body to reserve oxygen usage during digestion. Following these tips will help an individual to stop oxygen deprivation in their body, and instead stabilize their oxygen levels so they can become healthier.
Originally posted 2014-01-12 16:39:38.
Robert December 8th, 2017
Posted In: Oxygen Deficiency